3 militants killed in Indonesia

Jakarta, Dec 21 (IANS) Indonesian police on Wednesday shot dead three suspected militants and captured another who planned to commit a suicide attack on a police post, police said.

“The militants had plotted to stab police personnel at a police post when they gather to the scene and then a suicide bomber will explode himself,” Xinhua news agency quoted a police official as saying.

Oman, Helmi and Irwan were killed in a gunfight with police, the official said.

Police learned of the militants’ presence from another suspected terrorist who was captured earlier on Wednesday.